“On Creches, Crosses, and Commandments: The Challenges of Religious Symbols on Public Property”

December 9, 2011:  John Witte

Religious symbolism cases are serious business. It’s easy to be cynical about these cases — treating them as much ado about nothing, or as expensive hobbyhorses for cultural killjoys or public interest litigants to ride. But that view underestimates the extraordinary luxury we now enjoy in the West to be able to fight our cultural contests over religious symbols in our courts and academies, rather than on our streets and battlefields.